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Hot air balloons color the sky in Hoi An

The first-ever hot air balloon festival in Hoi An city kicked off on March 25 morning, part of activities marking the Visit Vietnam Year 2022 hosted by the central province of Quang Nam.


At this festival, 17 hot air balloons will fly above fixed locations along the Hoai river to enable tourists enjoy and take photos of the beautiful surrounding landscapes. This is the largest number of hot air balloons in a festival in the central region so far.

The rides of colourful balloons above the poetic Hoai River promises to be a memorable experience for tourists when coming to Hoi An, a world cultural heritage site, these days.


Hot air balloons color the sky over Hoi An ancient town.

Hot air balloons take tourists to the sky in Hoi An.

Hot air balloons fly above fixed locations along the Hoai river.

The festival showcased 17 hot air balloons of all colours and sizes.

A peaceful Hoi An.

Tourists enjoy the afternoon on the banks of the Hoai river.

Tourists have a chance to admire the beauty of Hoi An in the festival.

Tourists flock to Hoi An to attend the festival.

A sparkling and romantic Hoi An.

A memorable moment in Hoi An.

Colorful Hoi An.

Pumping gas for hot air balloons.

Hot air balloons in the sunshine. 

The festival marks the resume of Hoi An's tourism activities after a temporary halt due the COVID-19 impacts. 

Hot air balloons shine like giant lanterns.


By Thanh Hoa

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